GCSE:

Specification at a Glance

The table below summarises the structure of this NICCEA GCSE course:

Content Assessment Weighting Availability
Unit 1:

Business Start Up

 

• Business Start Up

• Production

• Marketing

External written exam

 

1 hour 20 mins

 

Format: Structured

questions

35% Every Summer

(beginning in 2010)

 

Unit 2:

Business

Development

 

• Finance

• Managing People

• Business Growth

• Business Plan

 

External written exam

 

1 hour 40 mins

 

Format: Three structured questions with an incline of difficulty

Synoptic*

 

40%

 

Summer

Terminal

assessment

Controlled assessment

Format: Candidates

complete one task from a range of tasks released in September each year

Synoptic*

25% Summer

Terminal

assessment

http://www.ccea.org.uk/business_studies/

http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

www.bized.co.uk

 www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business/

 www.businesslink.gov.uk

 www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/third_sector/social_enterprise.aspx

 www.socialenterprise.org.uk

 www.socialenterprisemag.co.uk

www.instituteofcustomerservice.com

www.investni.com

 www.equalityni.org